VLC Media Player is unique among all media software in terms of powerful features that no other player can match. It has a cross-platform feature, running perfectly on any device, such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, etc. More importantly, this software is completely free to play the majority of multimedia files as well as various streaming videos without any advertisements.

However, you are not permitted to play Netflix videos on VLC even if you download them to your device for the reason that the Netflix downloads are in a proprietary format. The downloaded videos and movies are only playable on the Netflix app. Luckily, there is a feasible way to help you play Netflix videos on VLC, that is using a video downloader to save Netflix video in a compatible video format so that it can be played on VLC. Here we prepare VideoGo All-In-One to assist you in achieving the purpose of playing Netflix videos on VLC.

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Why Choosing VideoGo All-In-One?

There is no doubt that VideoGo All-In-One is one of the best video downloaders on the market. It can assist you in downloading high-resolution videos and movies from Netflix even if you subscribe to Netflix Basic with Ads Plan which doesn't offer a download capability. Apart from that, it also allows downloading videos from other streaming services and social media platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus, YouTube, and more. All videos and shows can be downloaded without advertisements by default which lets you enjoy them offline hassle-free.

VideoGo All-In-One enables you to set the appropriate format of the video based on the features and capabilities of the device you want to watch the video on. The video quality you can download is up to 1080p. Plus, it can preserve the subtitles and audio during the download process without the audio stalling or the subtitles lagging. It enables you to save Netflix videos and shows in MP4/MKV format to circumvent device restrictions that Netflix only allows downloading videos through the Netflix app on supported devices. With VideoGo All-In-One, you can play Netflix movies and TV shows on any device you want.

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VideoGo All-In-One

A comprehensive tool for downloading unlimited videos from multiple streaming sites with ease.

  • Download movies & shows from Netflix without the Netflix app.
  • Download 1080p videos from Netflix.
  • Save Netflix videos as MP4 or MKV files.
  • Preserve original audio tracks and subtitles in multiple languages.
  • Play the downloaded videos anytime, anywhere without limits.
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How to Use VideoGo All-In-One to Play Netflix Videos on VLC?

Step 1Download and Launch VideoGo

Launch VideoGo All-In-One on your computer after downloading it from the official website. If you are using it for the first time, a window will pop up when the program opens to let you choose the target site. Select Netflix as the target site and click "OK". If you want to change the site, click "Settings" > "Account Settings" > "Choose".

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Step 2Log in to Netflix Account

What you need to do next is to log into your Netflix account. Enter any word into the search bar and then a log-in window will appear, requiring you to log in the Netflix account in order to access its library.

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Step 3Search Netflix Shows in Two Ways

VideoGo enables you to find your wanted videos in two easy ways. You can directly copy the link of the video from Netflix webpage into the search box like the picture below. Or search by entering the name or keywords of the video. Either way you can find the video you want.

search for the videos

Step 4Choose the Output Settings

Click the "Gear" icon in the upper right corner to set your video. The output folder, video format, video quality, audio languages, and subtitles languages are available for you to choose from. Internal, external, and hardcode subtitles are among the three different categories of subtitle files. If you want to edit the subtitles yourself, downloading external subtitles in SRT format is the best choice.

choose output settings

Step 5Select Titles, Video Quality, Audio Tracks, and Subtitles

When downloading TV series, you need to choose the desired episodes. After clicking the "Download" icon, you'll see a list of the episodes. VideoGo supports downloading TV shows in batches so that you can directly download a season or all seasons quickly. The "Advanced Download" button on the lower left corner features the ability to customize the video quality, audio, and subtitles. This button is located next to the "Download" icon when downloading movies.

advanced settings for netflix video

Step 6Download and Play the Downloads on VLC

Start downloading the videos by clicking the "Download" button. When finished downloading, tap "Library" to check the downloads. Open the VLC media player and click "Media" > "Open Files". Then locate the folder where you save the downloaded videos. Choose the video that you want to play and now you can enjoy it on VLC.

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Final Word

In addition to VLC, VideoGo can also help you play Netflix videos and movies on other devices. This is because VideoGo can help you download videos in MP4 format so that you can move the video files and watch them on any device. This greatly breaks through the limitation that Netflix videos can only be watched in the Netflix app.

Note: When downloading videos from streaming sites including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+, and Discovery+, the free trial version of VideoGo can only download the first five minutes of each video. To unlock the limitation, you are suggested to purchase the full version.

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